Just completed a great two days fishing with my good friend on the Clubs water. Where we encountered huge hatches of grannom but hardly any fish rising, then lots of fish rising to unseen fly!
New fly patterns successfully tried, but too many flies lost to the trees!
Lovely warm weather and amazing hatches of hawthorn fly, quickly halted by a chilled breeze that blew down the valley! We found hidden hatch pools and met old friends.
Of course there was the loss of a HUGE fish and best of all we had lots of laughs with lots of great memories.
Note: If you intend heading to the Frome in the next week, I suggest you come armed with a good hawthorn fly pattern, because if these start to land on the water the fish will go crazy…!
The Club is a private one, founded in 1877, of approximately sixty-four members and six Town Rod subscribers. The Club’s waters consist of about 12 miles of wild brown trout & grayling fishing in the main River Frome, River Cerne and River Piddle, together with attendant carriers and side streams. The waters extend both above and below the town of Dorchester and the Club employs a part-time keeper.
If you see any fishing, netting or trapping you think is illegal, please don’t tackle it yourself.
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Angling’s representative body, the Angling Trust, has a web site for anglers to record sightings of cormorants, goosanders and mergansers throughout the UK: www.cormorantwatch.com The site is easy to use and will gather vital data to help persuade government of the need for action to protect fisheries.